Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Golding, Benjamin

GOLDING, BENJAMIN, M.D. (1793–1863), physician, born in 1793 in Essex, was entered as a student of St. Thomas's Hospital, London, in 1813. He was a doctor of medicine of St. Andrews in 1823, and a licentiate of the College of Physicians in 1825. He was elected physician at the West London Infirmary, which, mainly by his energy and influence, was extended into the Charing Cross Hospital. The new building was erected in 1831, and he is justly regarded as its founder. In the medical school and the internal arrangements of the hospital Golding took an active interest, and he remained a director of the hospital till 1862, when failing health compelled him to resign. He died on 21 June 1863. Golding was the author of:

  1. ‘An historical account of St. Thomas's Hospital, Southwark,’ London, 1819, 12mo.
  2. ‘The … Charing Cross Hospital, London,’ ed. G. B. Golding, London, 1867, 8vo.

[Lancet, 25 July 1863; Munk's Coll. of Phys. iii. 309.]

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